Thursday, February 26, 2009

My greatest fear is that Obama and the other socialists in congress will stay in office long enough for things to turn around (as they tend to do so, historically, following economic panics).

This is my fear because people are stupid enough to think that Obama and socialists will be responsible for the turn around.

Why do I fear this?

Obama practically plagiarizes F.D.R., and F.D.R. is the second worst-president (if you use the oath of office specifically and the constitution generally as a standard) next to Lincoln.

What's so bad about Lincoln?

If you didn't support his line, and you opposed it vocally, you were dead (e.g. Confederates) or in jail (e.g. those imprisoned by Lincoln's unconstitutional suspension of habeas corpus).


  1. Let me stop you, or ignorant commenter, before you begin.

    Slavery was abolished in the United States with the 13th Amendment in December 1865.

    Lincoln died in April 1865.

    Therefore, Abraham Lincoln did NOT abolish slavery in the United States.

    Don't believe me? Check it out.

    Still don't follow?

    Then you must agree that the time for Hades to release Persephone to Demeter is near.

    At least we'll have better weather...

  2. "or ignorant commentator" should have read "oh ignorant commentator."

    Alas, I should proofread better.

    At least I know how to draw the defenses of Gonzales!

  3. Devil's Advocate BAR4:45 PM

    What say you to those who would surmise that Lincoln had SOMETHING to do with the 13th Amendment, since amendments take a while to get through state legislatures, AND reflect ideas that have been around for several years already?

  4. I think that the 13th Amendment was the Radical Republicans' "nail in the coffin" on the South.

    Just as the Emancipation Proclamation was a moderate Republican's (i.e. Lincoln's) attempt to hurt the South diplomatically and militarily, the 13th Amendment hurt the South economically and socially.

    If those who passed the 13th Amendment really cared so much about the rights of African Americans, then why did they do such a crappy job at reconstruction?

    Seriously, the South was utterly defeated. Yankee soldiers were garrisoned throughout the region. African Americans were even in political offices--but only in the South (blacks were certainly not allowed to vote in Northern states!).

    And still, with the South in full military and political capitulation, the men who abolished slavery allowed the KKK to usurp the civil rights of the freedmen.

    If the men who abolished slavery had done so because they actually cared about civil rights, then the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s-1960s would have been unnecessary.

    The 13th Amendment made slaves free, and the republicans who passed it left the former slaves free to be segregated, discriminated against, and lynched.

  5. By the way, BAR, great Devil's Advocate!

  6. I have seen Lincoln-haters repeatedly state that the Emancipation Proclamation only applied to the Confederate states, meaning "Lincoln only freed the slaves over which he had no jurisdiction."

    Is that true? And if so, why the heck doesn't every historian trumpet it?

    I guess it's like the "laissez-faire" Herbert Hoover...

  7. BAR (no ego trip)8:26 PM

    Historians can be romantic idealists, Bob. Many don't like to ruin a good hero story. Besides, most Americans don't want to picture all their presidents as either a-hole lawyers with massive ego trips or drunk generals with massive ego trips!


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